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AgFax Weekend: Lessons Learned 1983 vs. 2017 | Growth Strategies

AgFax Weekend: Lessons Learned 1983 vs. 2017 | Growth Strategies

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Dec 8, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Lessons Learned 1983 vs. 2017 | Growth Strategies | Sell your land or sell plus lease it back? | and more.

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Corn, Soy, Wheat Export Sales Bearish – DTN

Corn, Soy, Wheat Export Sales Bearish – DTN

👤By Darin Newsom, DTN Senior Analyst 🕔Dec 8, 2017

This week’s export sales report should be viewed as bearish for wheat, corn and soybeans, and bullish for milo, according to DTN Senior Analyst Darin Newsom. Weekly export sales for all wheat showed a total of 11.9 mb (323,000 mt)

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Missouri Livestock: Cold Snap Brings Fescue Foot to Cows on Toxic Fescue Grass

Missouri Livestock: Cold Snap Brings Fescue Foot to Cows on Toxic Fescue Grass

👤By Duane Dailey, University of Missouri Extension 🕔Dec 8, 2017

A winter cold snap arrives. Cow’s blood flow slows. Cows start limping. It’s time to check herds for fescue foot. The first report of the disabling disease has come to Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension fescue specialist. The case

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Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 8, 2017

Average quotations were 89 points higher than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, leaf 4, staple 34, mike 35-36 and 43-49, strength 27.0-28.9,

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Arkansas: Wheat, Forage Concerns from Ongoing Drought

Arkansas: Wheat, Forage Concerns from Ongoing Drought

👤By Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 8, 2017

Arkansas’ drought-ridden fall could turn into three seasons of trouble for livestock and forage producers; as winter wheat growers hope for another decent rain to keep their crop developing. The Dec. 7 Drought Monitor map shows 98 percent of Arkansas

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Georgia Cotton Commission Announces King Cotton Extension Awards

Georgia Cotton Commission Announces King Cotton Extension Awards

👤From a Press Release 🕔Dec 8, 2017

Georgia’s cotton farmers rely on local University of Georgia (UGA) Cooperative Extension agents to deliver timely and accurate information needed as they make decisions about all aspects of their crops. Every year, the Georgia Cotton Commission presents its King Cotton

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Combine Cleaning To Prevent Spreading Weed Seeds – Video

Combine Cleaning To Prevent Spreading Weed Seeds – Video

👤By Dan Smith, University of Wisconsin 🕔Dec 8, 2017

Following harvest season, proper clean-out of harvest equipment can remove significant biomaterial and limit the spread of weed seeds, and improve function and longevity of parts. This 5-minute video demonstrates a top-to-bottom front-to-back procedure for cleaning a combine to help prevent

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Crop Insurance per Acre Coverage: Historical Experience and Potential Issues

Crop Insurance per Acre Coverage: Historical Experience and Potential Issues

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, Nick Paulson,University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Dec 8, 2017

A long standing goal of U.S. crop insurance policy has been to increase the share of production it covers. Over time, both the numbers of acres insured and coverage levels have increased, leading to more coverage of production. Moreover, the

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Georgia: Small Grain, Forage Weed Control – Get It Done By Christmas

Georgia: Small Grain, Forage Weed Control – Get It Done By Christmas

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia Extension Agent 🕔Dec 8, 2017

We’ve had 3/10″ of rain so far with the cold front. This is really going to help our grazing crops get going.  One thing we need to think about now is weed control. UGA Extension Weed Scientist Dr. Stanley Culpepper says we need to

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Missouri Corn: Fall Anhydrous Applications Carry Risks and Rewards

Missouri Corn: Fall Anhydrous Applications Carry Risks and Rewards

👤By Andy Luke, University of Missouri Extension Specialist 🕔Dec 7, 2017

As harvest winds down, many farmers begin applications of anhydrous ammonia before the frozen ground forces them to park their tractors for the winter. While this is a widespread practice, fall nitrogen (N) applications may not be the best source

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